Every cookier has a cookie idol, and here's mine- @sweetambs !She's the reason I discovered the world of decorated cookies!
Two years ago, I was going through a dark time in my life- I had just lost my mom to cancer. It was past midnight and I could not sleep. I was scrolling through FB and I see a video of Amber decorating cookies. Heyyyy, I can do this (except it wasn't as easy as it looked lol)! The insomnia pushed me to go to my kitchen and make my first batch of royal icing, even though it was 2am. I didn't even have piping bags or tips! I used a ziplock bag to pipe my first cookie 😂! I say the insomnia was the reason, but I truly believe there were other forces at work... this is gonna sound cray cray, but I really believe my mom was looking out for me. She knew I needed a therapeutic outlet for my grief. I just can't help but think about all the things that connected me to cookies:
- I took my first class with @youcancallmesweetie, and little did I know the person sitting next to me would become my cookie bff @camillescookiejar ... and it's nuts, but she makes flan for my birthday & it tastes just like my mom's. I can't go a day without talking to this woman! I know Camille came into my life for a reason.
- I won @sugardayne ticket to #cookiecon. I only had 2 cookie friends before this. It just opened a whole new world to me and helped me find my tribe! And when I heard Katy's story, it just resonated with me- We both share the same grief.
I know it sounds nuts, but I feel like my mom wanted me to see Amber's video, wanted me to take Sandy's class so I can meet my best friend Camille, and wanted me to win Katy's ticket so that I can full immerse myself into the cookie world. I think about my mom everyday. It used to hurt a lot more, but now I can smile at some of the memories. Thanks for looking out for me Ma.